Malaysia Travel Guide

Malaysia is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Southeast Asia. People often skip it when they’re backpacking through the region. This is too bad because it has a lot to offer the traveler that wants to experience the food, history, and culture of a place.

In this travel guide, you’ll find loads of tips, advice, and inspiration for helping you plan your trip to Malaysia. All of this information is based on my 2 trips to Malaysia. My first trip was to Melaka, Penang, Langkawi, Ipoh, the Cameroon Highlands, and Kuala Lumpur. My second trip was right before the world shut down in 2020. I almost got stuck in the country.

Malaysia Destination Guides

Malaysia Blog Posts

tea plantations at sunrise in the Cameron Highlands during Malaysia Itinerary

Malaysia Itinerary

Malaysia ♦ Itinerary

A detailed itinerary guide on spending 2 and 3 weeks in Malaysia

Melaka River on Melaka Itinerary

Melaka Itinerary

Malaysia ♦ Itinerary

A detailed itinerary guide on how to spend 2 days in Melaka

street art in Penang of boy on motorcycle

Penang Itinerary

Malaysia ♦ Itinerary

A detailed itinerary guide on how to spend 3 days in Penang

a photo of Melaka's riverwalk at night

How to get from Singapore to Malaysia


Step-by-step directions on how to take the bus between Singapore and Malaysia

street art in Ipoh Malaysia of a man and woman sitting around a table drinking tea against a blue wall

Books on Malaysia


A reading list of books to read to help you escape to Malaysia

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